Spencer boys basketball one step closer to Cloverbelt East title with win over Owen-Withee

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSPENCER — The beat goes on for the Spencer boys basketball team.Mitch Susa scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Spencer made nine of 14 shots from 3-point range to down Owen-Withee 64-41 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division game Tuesday night at Spencer High School.The Rockets won their 10th-straight game to improve to 15-1 overall and a perfect 12-0 in the Cloverbelt East. Spencer holds a three-game lead in the conference standings with four games remaining.The game was tight through the first quarter with Spencer taking a 13-12 lead after a late 3-pointer by Bobby Pilz.The Rockets used that momentum to their advantage, scoring the first six points of the second quarter and going on a 16-6 run overall during the first five minutes to open up an 11-point lead.Back-to-back baskets from Susa capped the run. Owen-Withee responded with a pair of free throws before Ryan Busse scored for the Rockets, and Spencer maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the game.“I thought the last couple of games we were sloppy offensively,” Spencer coach Randy Reckner said. “They gave us a lot of pressure with trapping, and we did a great job of handling that.”Spencer held Owen-Withee scoreless for the first 5:19 of the third quarter, pushing the lead to 17 after a Pilz 3-pointer.Owen-Withee (9-8, 7-5 Cloverbelt East) went without a basket over the first 4:25 of the fourth quarter as Spencer kept up its relentless pressure and took the lead to as much as 24. Spencer made nine of 11 free throws in the fourth quarter and was an impressive 17 of 20 for the game.Nate Mercier added 14 points, and Pilz finished with 13 as both made three 3-pointers in the victory.“We knew they would use a 1-2-2 trap, and we prepped for it,” Reckner said. “Bobby, Nate, and Mitch did a really good job handling it on top. I’ve got a lot of experience here, and it’s nice to see them talking on the floor and letting everyone know where everybody is.”Junior Calvin Lenz came off the bench and added 10 points and four rebounds for the Rockets. Lenz has been a key component for Spencer all season.“Calvin is a quarterback, and he knows how to lead the team,” Reckner said. “He talks so well, and everybody on the team knows it and hears him. We had a couple young kids in there, and he had them going to the right spots. He’s playing so well for us, and he’s doing it in a role coming off the bench.”Spencer plays at Neillsville on Thursday. With a victory, the Rockets would clinch at least a share of the Cloverbelt East championship.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Rockets 64, Blackhawks 41Owen-Withee 12 14 7 8 – 41Spencer 13 23 17 11 – 64OWEN-WITHEE (41): Austin Milliren 4-8 0-0 11, A.J. Ovyn 2-5 4-4 8, Kolton Kaduce 3-5 0-0 7, Bryce Niemi 1-5 4-4 7, Will Maki 2-3 1-2 5, Preston Shelton 0-3 3-4 3, John Schmelzer 0-2 0-0 0, Hayden Houts 0-0 0-0 0, Adam Shakal 0-3 0-0 0, Colton Booth 0-0 0-0 0, Joe Stratton 0-0 0-0 0, Marlin Pogodzinski 0-1 0-0 0. FG: 12-35. FT: 12-14. 3-pointers: 5-14 (Milliren 3-4, Kaduce 1-2, Niemi 1-2, Ovyn 0-1, Shelton 0-1, Schmelzer 0-1, Shakal 0-3). Turnovers: 15. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: none. Record: 9-8, 7-5 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.SPENCER (64): Mitch Susa 4-10 6-7 15, Nate Mercier 4-6 3-4 14, Bobby Pilz 5-12 0-1 13, Calvin Lenz 3-7 2-2 10, Ryan Busse 1-2 2-2 4, Noah Zastrow 0-0 2-2 2, Aaron Pankratz 1-1 0-0 2, Miles Weber 0-3 2-2 2, Dakota Andreae 1-2 0-0 2, Jonathan Tomke 0-0 0-0, Jack Burnett 0-0 0-0 0, Jake Meyers 0-0 0-0 0, Jack Bezlyk 0-0 0-0 0. FG: 19-43. FT: 17-20. 3-pointers: 9-14 (Mercier 3-3, Pilz 3-4, Lenz 2-2, Susa 1-5). Rebounds: 31 (Susa 10). Assists: 12 (Lenz 4). Turnovers: 13. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: none. Record: 15-1, 12-0 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.last_img read more

Interview and Interrogation Training: Giving Witness Instructions

first_imgThis week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Wayne Hoover, CFI discussing giving witness instructions prior to the interview.Anybody that’s ever conducted an interview or interrogation has had the opportunity to experience a witness who is out of control. They may do things to interrupt the flow of the interview or the admission itself. Here are a few tips that are recommended to give to our witnesses:At no time are you to talk to the subject other than “hello” and “good-bye”.At no time are you to talk to me. On the outside chance that I ask you a question and I really want an answer from you, I’ll let you know.While we’re in the interview, please do not talk to yourself.At no time are you to touch the subject other than “hello” or “good-bye”.At no time are you to touch me.At no time are you to be touching yourself during the interview process.While some of these may sound a little strange, make sure that you take the time to explain these rules to the witness. You can’t assume that anybody knows and understands what the rules are.- Sponsor –  Every loss prevention investigator should continuously strive to enhance their investigative interviewing skills as part of an ongoing commitment to best-in-class interviewing performance. This includes holding ourselves to an elite standard of interview and interrogation training that is ethical, moral and legal while demanding excellence in the pursuit of the truth. The International Association of Interviewers (IAI) and Wicklander-Zulawski (WZ) provide interview and interrogation training programs and additional guidance to investigators when dealing with dishonest employees, employee theft, sexual harassment, policy violations, building rapport, pre-employment interviewing, lying, denials and obtaining a statement.By focusing on the latest information and research from experts in the field as well as academia, legal and psychological resources, these video tips provide interview and interrogation training techniques that can enhance the skill sets of professionals with backgrounds in Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention, Security, Asset Protection, Human Resources, Auditors or anyone looking to obtain the truth.To learn more about interview and interrogation training and how you can further develop your professional skill sets, please visit www.w-z.com or www.certifiedinterviewer.com for additional information. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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first_imgA shot at history: my obsessive journey to olympic goldby Abhinav Bindra with Rohit Brijnath; Harper Sport The autobiography tracks Abhinav Bindra’s journey from suffering a shattering defeat in the 2004 Olympics to winning Olympic Gold in shooting.Policing delhi: urbanization, crime and law enforcementby O.P. Mishra; OxfordAn insider’s study of the connection between rapid urbanization, rising crime and law enforcement in Delhi.The Dancing Boyby Ishani Kar-Purkayastha; HarperCollinsA beautifully imagined story of Moyur, the boy with two souls, and of his twin sister who died before she was born.The best of cadbury bournvita quiz contestby Derek O’ Brien; PuffinA compilation of 1,000 questions from the archives of the popular show along with some fun facts.The Fatwa Girlby Akbar Agha; HachetteThe novel is a quirky exploration of a modern-day Pakistan on edge and a tender tale of shattered innocence.When the Time is Rightby Buddhadeva Bose, Translated by Arunava Sinha; PenguinSet in Calcutta in the last two decades of British rule, it is a moving tale of a family and a nation.The empty spaceby Geetanjali Shree; HarperCollinsA fictional chronicle of the memories of a victim of a bomb blast, the story of a young survivor and the cataclysmic crossing of life and death.The way i see itby Alan Sugar; MacmillanFull of brilliant stories, amusing rants and sound advice, the book is written by the popular, straight-talking businessman.The mind’s eyeby Oliver Sacks; Picador The author tells the stories of people who are able to navigate the world and communicate with others despite losing their sense of sight.advertisementPakistan: identity and destinyby Javed Jabbar; Har-AnandA no-holds barred analysis of a country coming to terms with its origins.last_img read more

Xiaomi Mi 7 may have an iPhone X-like notch

first_imgThe Mi Mix 2S may have completely overshadowed Xiaomi’s proceedings with the Mi 7, but that doesn’t mean its next flagship isn’t happening. It’s certainly happening and a new leak now suggests that it may have an iPhone X-like notch up-top even though it’s Xiaomi that started the trend of launching an original bezel-less phone in the name of the Mi Mix. The Mi 7, it seems like, may not be all that original like Xiaomi’s past bezel-less offerings.The leak, that seemingly shows off the front glass panel cutout of the alleged Mi 7, shows the phone having a non-existing top bezel in the form of a notch, and a bottom chin that’s also barely there, smaller than what we’ve seen in the Mi Mix 2. The notch is seen carrying the cutout for the front camera, which can be considered as a relief especially after what we’ve come to see — and experience — in the Mi Mix and the Mi Mix 2.Although the leak makes no specific mention of the hardware set at hand it is widely speculated that the Mi 7 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and also sport a dual camera system on the rear.In other new, Xiaomi is gearing to launch the Mi Mix 2S, in China on March 27. The Mi Mix 2S, which is apparently code-named Polaris, has been subject to numerous leaks and rumours. The Mi Mix 2S will come with a FHD+ 18:9 display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor under the hood. It will be based on Android Oreo, and will be backed by a 3,400mAh battery. Rumour as it that it will come with up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB storage.advertisementIts rear camera will further bring in AI features that would apparently help it detect scenes and hopefully change the way it takes pictures accordingly. The phone, in addition, will support dual-SIM and have an IR blaster much like most Xiaomi phones.The Mi Mix 2S, it seems like, would be an incremental upgrade to the Mi Mix 2 packing in next-generation hardware and some fancy new AI tricks. The Mi Mix 2S, will also reportedly, come with a dual camera system on the rear which should be a step-up from what we’ve seen in the Mi Mix 2.last_img read more

Aston Villa’s Steve Bruce seeks solace on pitch after torrid few months

first_imgShare on Messenger Share on Facebook When Steve Bruce is asked whether work on strengthening the team will start immediately if Aston Villa win promotion to the Premier League on Saturday, the first thought that comes into his head has nothing to do with new signings. “The one thing I need this year, more than any other year, is a holiday,” he says.The Championship can be a grind at the best of times with all those Saturday-Tuesday fixtures and all the more so when a 46-game season is extended by another three weeks because of the play-offs, but Bruce is looking forward to a break for reasons that transcend football. This has been a devastating year for the Villa manager, who lost his father, Joe, in February and his mother, Sheenagh, less than three months later. The pain and grief are never far from the surface but Bruce, somehow, has managed to carry on working, trying as best he can to lose himself in the job while also taking solace from the heart-warming response he has received from inside football.“You know something?” he says. “In the industry we’re in, there is so much negativity and so-called bad people around everywhere, and when something happens like what’s happened to me, with how cruel it is, then the number of messages of support and cards I’ve had has been quite remarkable. The football world then feels for you because to lose your mum and dad in a matter of 12 weeks has been the most traumatic experience that anybody could cope with.”Bruce pauses for a moment, puffs out his cheeks and carries on. “On a lighter note, my mum always enjoyed Wembley, so she would have been getting her outfit,” he adds, smiling. “She loved Wembley. My dad wouldn’t have gone. He’d have said: ‘I can’t stand all that crap, Steve. I don’t know how you do all that and stand there, I couldn’t do that for the life of me.’ But my mum was a total one-off and my biggest supporter, and she was terrific.”It is extremely moving listening to Bruce and not surprising to hear him say that, in the context of what he has been through over the last few months, winning promotion with Villa would be the most satisfying achievement of his managerial career.In truth, it has been a difficult assignment at Villa from day one. Appointed in October 2016, when Villa were 19th in the Championship, Bruce remembers sitting down with Steve Round, the technical director, after his first game and having a brutally honest conversation about the state of the club. “My initial thought, and Steve agreed with me, was: ‘Steve, we’ve got to stop the rot here and just keep the club in the Championship.’ That’s how low I thought it had got.”Years of failure had taken their toll. “There was no association with the players [and the fans] any more, it had broken,” Bruce says. “So to try and mend that, the only thing you can do is try and get a bit of honesty and endeavour back and win a few matches. I do believe the supporters have enjoyed seeing what we have got at the moment. It has taken some time and certainly wasn’t there when I arrived. There were times when they wanted to rip my head off and rip the heads off the players.”Bruce recruited experienced campaigners to turn things around, including Glenn Whelan, Ahmed Elmohamady, John Terry and Mile Jedinak, all of whom “could handle playing for Aston Villa”, and also made the most of the loan market by adding Robert Snodgrass, Josh Onomah, Sam Johnstone and Lewis Grabban.Yet the player he “practically tried to build a team around” was already at the club. Jack Grealish, who burst on to the scene in an FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool three years ago, has been outstanding in the second half of the season, so much so that Bruce thought the 22-year-old had an outside chance of making England’s World Cup squad. “He’s got that ability to get you off your seat and go ‘wow’, which is quite unique in this country,” Bruce says.He hopes Grealish will give Villa “another year whatever league we are in”, but no one inside the club is under any illusions about the ramifications of defeat against Fulham. “There will be difficult times ahead, I would have thought,” says Bruce, alluding to concerns about the potential financial fallout.For Bruce, however, it is all about thinking positively, which has not always been easy over the last few months. The 57-year-old, who is chasing a fifth promotion to the top flight, deserves a break in more ways than one, and few outside Fulham will begrudge him if he heads off on holiday as a Premier League manager once again. Championship Share on LinkedIn features Share via Email Aston Villa Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Steve Bruce Aston Villa survive late Stewart Downing scare to reach Wembley final Read more Share on WhatsApp Topics Reuse this contentlast_img read more

10 months agoMourinho blamed for delays over Man Utd technical director hire

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Mourinho blamed for delays over Man Utd technical director hireby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJose Mourinho is being blamed for the delays at Manchester United over their intention to appoint a first ever technical director.The Independent says United have no plans to replace Mourinho at present and remain supportive. However, there is growing frustration at United, with one discussion centring on whether Mourinho wants the club to appoint a director of football and what the remit would be.United want to make the appointment, which would be the first in their history, and accept that it is now a necessary role and they are out of step with their rivals.While Mourinho is not believed to be against the idea there is a belief that it will be hard to make an appointment that he will be satisfied with.It may mean that United have to delay their plans until Mourinho leaves – whether that is next summer, or even before then, or when his deal (which he has the option to extend for another 12 months) – expires in 2020.It is even understood that some candidates to be director of football are unsure as to whether they would want to take over at present. last_img read more

Ohio State linebacker Storm Klein arrested

Ohio State senior linebacker Storm Klein was arrested Friday night for alleged domestic violence and assault, according to Franklin County Municipal Court Records. Klein pleaded not guilty to both charges at his arraignment Saturday morning and a temporary protection order will keep him away from the complainant, according to ESPN. OSU athletics spokesman Jerry Emig said the athletic department is aware of the situation and confirmed that Klein was arrested. Emig wouldn’t comment on Klein’s status with OSU coach Urban Meyer and the football team. “We are in the process of gathering more information in order to understand all the details,” Emig said in an email to The Lantern. Klein’s lawyer, Columbus attorney Timothy Walsh, did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s Satuday request for comment. According to an NBC4 report, the alleged altercation developed after an argument about the future of a relationship between Klein and the alleged victim. According to the report, the prosecutor at Saturday’s court hearing said Klein “purposefully threw her against the front door causing her head to hit the door” and that “there were noticeable injuries all over the prosecuting witness’ body including to her arms.” read more

Football Cincinnati Bengals draft Sam Hubbard No 77 overall in the third

Ohio State junior defensive end Sam Hubbard (6) prepares for a Trojan possession in the first quarter of the 2017 Cotton Bowl against USC on Dec. 29 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Ohio State won 24-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorFormer Ohio State defensive end Sam Hubbard was selected as the No. 77 overall pick in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. Hubbard was the second Ohio State player taken by the Bengals after the team selected offensive lineman Billy Price with the 21st pick in the first round. After playing in 40 career games and starting 22 contests, Hubbard left Ohio State with the 15th-most sacks in school history with 17.Coming in as a four-star safety recruit, Hubbard switched to defensive end when he came to Ohio State. After redshirting his freshman season, Hubbard was named a USA Today Freshman All-American in 2015, recording eight tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, and an interception.In his redshirt sophomore season, Hubbard was named as an honorable mention All-Big Ten, adding 46 tackles and eight tackles for loss.Hubbard earned second-team All-Big Ten honors during his redshirt junior season in 2017, ending the season with 13.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks, good for second-most on the team in both categories.Hubbard announced he would forgo his redshirt senior season and enter the NFL Draft on Dec. 30, only one day after Ohio State’s Cotton Bowl win over USC. Hubbard had a 35-inch vertical jump, ranked as fourth best at the NFL Combine. He also led all defensive linemen with an 11.61-second 60-yard shuttle.The Bengals begin their 2018 season on Sept. 9 against recently drafted former Ohio State defensive end Tyquan Lewis and the Indianapolis Colts. read more

KCHS Student Helps City Purchase Magnetic Rake For Dip Net Fishery

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on June 25th, 2018 at 08:34 amKenai Central High School Freshman Riley Graves placed 6th in this years Caring For the Kenai competition. Riley: “A man is walking on the beach barefoot and suddenly feels a sharp pain as he steps on a piece of metal underneath him. He screams with sounds of agony as he sees a nail; then screaming again as he sees rust on a nail, wincing as he pulls out the nail, and knowing he better get a tetanus shot soon. This is why I believe we should spend some money on some metal detectors and magnetic sweepers for our beach cleanup.” Riley’s answer to that question was for the City of Kenai to purchase a magnetic attachment for their beach raking equipment utilized on Kenai beaches during dip net season. Shortly after CFK,  Riley made a presentation to the Kenai City Council about the need for a magnetic rake. If approved, Riley will have raised a total of $2,500 to purchase the equipment, which was quoted at $2,632. According to council members there wasn’t any funding for the magnet in this year’s budget. So, Riley applied for a new CFK Project Development Grant, sponsored by ENSTAR, requesting $2,000 to help the City purchase the equipment.center_img The Kenai City Council will review the mini-grant application during their meeting on July 5, when an ordinance appropriating the CFK-ENSTAR Grant will also be introduced. His application was selected by ENSTAR and CFK staff on June 20 to receive $2,000. Riley also applied for a $500 City of Kenai mini-grant. CFK asks Kenai Peninsula high school students to answer the question, ‘What can I do, invent, or create to better care for the environment on the Kenai Peninsula, or to help improve the area’s preparedness for a natural disaster?’last_img read more

Listen Refinery29 Chief Amy Emmerich on Navigating Digital Media The Audience Is

first_img“It was a matter of adjusting our strategy to watch the decline of paid and the incline of search.” As digital publishers were examining the impact of post-Facebook marketplace swings, it became clear to Emmerich and Refinery29 leaders that advertisers were become wary of less-than-organic user growth. “Who wants somebody that you had to buy? That’s not necessarily someone you’re trying to talk to,” Emmerich says.Emmerich joined Refinery29 in 2015 after a stint at Vice and after building up a long resume as a producer and programming executive in cable at MTV and Travel Channel, among others. The digital world was attractive to her because it seemed like “the wild West.” Even compared to the voracious programming appetite of 24/7 cable channels, running a digital lifestyle brand is hard-charging work.“You have to be comfortable with change,” she says. “You have to think about your strategies and review them quarterly. Unlike when I was in television when it was a yearly experience.”Emmerich’s mantra for guiding Refinery29’s content efforts — which include everything from short films showcased at Sundance to traditional TV series and feature films in development with various partners — is simple: “The audience is the boss of me.” Emmerich and her team are laser-focused on tracking what makes young women tick. Impressing tech-savvy, pop culture-loving 20- 30- and 40-somethings is no easy feat. “We’ve birthed a generation with technology where they are all creators the minute they get a phone in their hand,” Emmerich says.“Strictly Business” is Variety‘s weekly podcast featuring conversations with industry leaders about the business of entertainment. A new episode debuts each Tuesday and can be downloaded on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, and SoundCloud. Refinery29 was ahead of the curve among digital-native publishers in emphasizing video as a means of keeping users engaged for longer stretches and on a more frequent basis.Amy Emmerich, president North America and chief content officer for the lifestyle brand aimed at young women, says that that early focus on ramping up short- and long-form video allowed the company to navigate the choppy waters caused by Facebook’s now-infamous algorithm revamp in late 2017 that has taken such a toll on digital media outfits.On the latest episode of Variety‘s podcast “Strictly Business,” Emmerich says the changes in the digital landscape during the past few years also drove Refinery29 to wean itself of paid audience acquisition to pad its monthly user base. At present, Refinery29’s attracts a monthly user base of about 30 million. Listen: Discovery’s Kathleen Finch on How to Nurture Lifestyle Brands Popular on Variety “We’ve made a concerted effort to shrink the amount of paid (traffic) that happens at this company and we’ve done so pretty successfully,” Emmerich says. Related Listen: A Showbiz Lawyer Satirizes Hollywood In His New Novel ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more